Tuesday 25 April 2017

Harte turns to O'Neills as Cavanagh held back for Farney clash

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / Sportsfile
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Tyrone have made two changes to the side that came within a whisker of ending Dublin's long unbeaten run for tomorrow night's visit of Monaghan to Omagh.

Tyrone are without a game in a fortnight after last weekend's encounter with Cavan was called off at the 11th hour, and manager Mickey Harte brings in Ronan O'Neill to replace Mark Bradley, who is serving a suspension after picking up a red card in the draw with Dublin at Croke Park.

Mickey O'Neill starts in goal in place of established No 1 Niall Morgan as the Red Hands continue their policy of rotating their goalkeepers.

Otherwise it's as you were for Tyrone, who hold the likes of Mattie Donnelly and Sean Cavanagh in reserve as they look to maintain their unbeaten start.

Replacing

Kildare have made one change to their starting 15 for Sunday's Division 2 clash against Fermanagh at Newbridge, with Paul Cribbin replacing Peter Kelly at left-half forward.

Chris Healy of the Two Mile House club retains his place in the full-forward line, with young sharpshooter Ben McCormack still nursing an injury which he aggravated further in the county U-21s' loss to Longford on Wednesday night.

Kildare lost to Derry in controversial circumstances last Sunday and the Oak Leafers have named an unchanged team for Sunday's clash with Down - surprise victors over Meath last Saturday - in Celtic Park (2.30).

Tyrone (SF v Monaghan) - M O'Neill; P Hampsey, R McNamee, C McCarron; T McCann, J McMahon, A McCrory; C Cavanagh, D McClure; C Meyler, N Sudden, P Harte; D McCurry, C McShane, R O'Neill.

Kildare (SF v Fermanagh) - M Donnellan; M O'Grady, D Hyland, O Lyons; J Byrne, E Doyle (c), K Cribbin; K Feely, T Moolick; F Conway, N Kelly, P Cribbin; N Flynn, D Flynn, C Healy.

DERRY (SF v Down) - C McLarnon; N Keenan, C Nevin, P Hagan; N Forester, O Duffin, M McEvoy; J Kielt, C McAtamney; E Lynn, E McGuckin, C McWilliams; D Tallon, N Loughlin, B Heron.

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